Bowie Kuhn, in addition to introducing the designated hitter and pinch runner concepts, shares with the press his idea of interleague play as a means for the American League to bridge the gap with its more popular NL rivals. The commissioner’s limited plan, if accepted, would only affect cities with multiple teams within one geographic area.
New York Yankee Ron Blomberg will debut on April 6, 1973 and have the first official plate appearance as a DH at Fenway Park.
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